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MDC to Match $1.3 Million to Help Landowners with Habitat Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced that it will receive $1.3 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help private landowners in Missouri improve grasslands, glades, and woodlands on their properties for…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

2014 in Missouri Conservation News

Nature lovers found much to celebrate in 2014 and continued to expand the frontiers of conservation in the Show-Me State. Here is a brief summary of the year’s top outdoor news stories.

JANUARY The second-largest archery deer harvest in Missouri…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Holiday Closures on the Buffalo

The Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point Visitor Centers will be closed on Christmas Day, December 26, and January 1. Steel Creek will be closed for the winter. Seasonal staffing reduction also will create some additional closures at Buffalo Point.


Buffalo National River


Forget Myth: Poinsettias are Not Poisonous to Humans, Pets

Go ahead and enjoy poinsettias this winter and forget about the myth of them being poisonous according to Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

“While poinsettias are not good for you and have a horribly bitter…[more]

By University of Mo. Extension

Fight Litter Through Annual “No More Trash!” Contest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State—and to have creative and educational fun—by participating in the…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Using and Planting a Living Christmas Tree Adds Appeal to Home Landscape and Memories of the Season

A living Christmas tree is a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas holiday and then later celebrate the memory of special times spent with family and friends according to Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension.


By University of Mo. Extension

Tool Maintenance Now Saves Time in the Spring

Now that Oklahoma is experiencing some winter weather, gardening activities have been slowing down just a bit. This is a great time of year to take care of tools and equipment so everything is ready for use next growing season,…[more]

By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University

Number of Missouri Christmas Tree Farms in Decline

Santa may have fewer Missouri-grown trees to stow his presents under this year, with the latest Census of Agriculture showing the number of Christmas tree farms in Missouri declining from 196 in 2002 to 131 in 2007 and then 105…[more]

By University of Mo. Extension

Motorists: Be on the Lookout for Deer on Highways

It happens to hundreds of Arkansas drivers every year – a collision with a deer.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission advises drivers to (1) be on the lookout for deer along roads, especially after dark, (2) if a…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

MDC Stocks Rainbow Trout at Mid-Missouri Lakes for Winter Fishing

With longer nights and colder weather, it’s easy to get house bound. However the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to get outdoors and discover nature through winter trout fishing. Three lakes in mid-Missouri were recently stocked with rainbow…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation
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